Tent: from Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
- Main Entry: 1tent
- Pronunciation: \ˈtent\
- Function: noun
- Etymology: Middle English tente, from Anglo-French, from Latin tenta, feminine of tentus, past participle of tendere to stretch — more at thin
- Date: 14th century
1: a collapsible shelter of fabric (as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building
Here are some pictures from googling tent:
When we talked about going to Oktoberfest, all everyone talked about was going to the tents. That is all you do is go to the fair ground and go to the tents. Honestly, I was not at all looking forward to it. I don’t really do tents in any form. If I want to go sit outside and watch people get drunk for hours, I live across the street from a pub and I can get there for free and sleep in my own dang bed. Then we got to the fair grounds and I think that they need to rename their tents.
Do any of those look like tents to you? They all hold thousands of people each and are as amazing on the inside as they are on the outside. They start going up months before the festival and there are actual bathrooms! It also wasn’t just a field with tents in it, there were rides and games like the Midway at the State Fair except everything was in German. I am still curious as to whose idea it was to combine a festival that sells beer by the liter with whirly spinney rides.